Name: Cheryl Denise BryantBruce, M.D.
Height: 5’7″ in / 170 cm
Weight: 128 lbs / 58 kg
Languages: English, Spanish
Profile: Cheryl Denise BryantBruce, M.D. is a quadruple threat actress, who considers herself a citizen of the world. This polyglot thespian grew up in Europe and Southeast Asia. She started her entertainment career as a child growing up in the UK at the age of 4. By high school, she was already being tagged as the girl with that shining light that makes her stand out from the crowd. College saw her recognized in New Faces in Hollywood. During college she also won the title of Miss Black Sacramento and a modeling scholarship with Jeanpierre’s International School of modeling.
Cheryl has modeled in many of the world’s iconic fashion cities, including New York, London and Manila. She avidly studied dance and drama at the University of California, Davis.
Cheryl took a short hiatus to attend medical school, but halfway through medical school she started singing in the lounge at Jason’s of Boston. There she was spotted by Bob Fosse and Fosse’s protege Bruce Anthony Davis. At their behest, she headed to the Big Apple, where she danced in the New York Street Performer’s Association’s off-Broadway musical Ben by Ben Gooding. Although she was rapidly making a mark in the entertainment world, obligation forced her to return to medical school and a stint in the Army. Even still, her passion for the arts saw her performing in USO shows, church choirs, and local theater productions. During this time, Cheryl was even nominated for a Roxy award for her performance as The Lady In Red in the theatrical production “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Eventually, this dynamo found her way to Hollywood.
News articles all over the world heralded her arrival in the city of glamour and glitz. From her home in Beverly Hills, she began developing her film career, including such films as Good Guys Finish Last, Marrying God and working with the great Ron Howard on the movie Angels and Demons.
In Los Angeles, she was sought after for both her on camera skills and her medical expertise, which caused her to be featured on such national network shows as The Doctors, CNN Anderson Cooper 360 with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, as well as on popular culture entertainment shows such as Access Hollywood. Her stint in LA saw her named as one of the World’s Most Influential People by Time Magazine.
Tragedy, love, and a need for a more eclectic culture that would remind her of her younger days, as a world traveler, found her relocating north to the San Francisco Bay. Proudly proclaiming Oakland as her home, she is now earnestly pursuing her passion for entertainment. She recently filmed for the movie Mercado de Lagrimas with Antonio Contreras and has just closed another Nutcracker season with Ann Ratto Fisher’s Conservatory of Classical Ballet in San Leandro, CA. Cheryl is also dancing with the Hip Hop phenomenon, Culture Shock Oakland and has numerous singing gigs, including a recent one singing in London at Westminster Hall. Cheryl ALWAYS stands out from the crowd.
Working as a private, personal physician, Dr. BryantBruce has the time and schedule flexibility to allow her to pursue her first love, entertainment. She says that juggling the two opposing careers has given her balance. Secure enough in herself not to compromise her values, Cheryl BryantBruce looks for projects that she feels “have a story to tell, a lesson to teach or that may just touch somebody in a meaningful way, whether that be through drama or comedy, acting, dance or music…or some combination thereof”.
“Entertainment is communication,” Cheryl says, “and I have a lot to share. I’ve lived a lot of life and it has taught me to be passionate about everything I do. I want to take the world by storm and then some! Some people say I have what it takes to be a star. I say I have what it takes to be a great entertainer – passion and perseverance… and hopefully a lot of talent, and little bit of luck!”
Cheryl sees acting as a unique opportunity to explore and share every aspect of who you are and who you could be and to make a strong emotional connection with someone else in so doing.